This Day in Jewish History The Biologist Who Co-invented The Pill From Yams Is Born

Gregory Pincus was misquoted in Look magazine as saying he anticipated someday creating test-tube humans.

April 9, 1903, is the birthdate of Gregory Pincus, the biological research scientist who was the co-creator of the birth control pill. It was Pincus whom family planning advocate Margaret Sanger and philanthropist Katharine McCormick approached in 1951 when they were seeking the right person to provide with funding to develop an oral contraceptive.